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LifeLines: Fishing tackle

LifeLines: Fishing tackle

Don’t leave discarded monofilament fishing line and tackle in the water - it can snag, entangle and cut swimmers and divers - not to...
LifeLines: Beach flags

LifeLines: Crack the beach flag code

The flags fluttering on the lifeguard stands at Anna Maria Island’s two public beaches, Manatee Beach in Holmes Beach and Coquina Beach in Bradenton...
LifeLines: Swim zone

LifeLines: Get into the swim zone

For the safest swimming on Anna Maria Island, swim at the county’s two public beaches, Manatee Beach and Coquina Beach, which are both lifeguarded. At...
LifeLines: Fishing facts

LifeLines: Fishing facts

Fishing from the beach or wade fishing off the beach requires a saltwater shoreline fishing license for residents and non-residents. You do not need the...
White ibis

Shorebird nesting season here

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - When you see terns two by two on the beach and snowy plovers in pairs, it’s a sure sign that...
state budget

Beaches to benefit from state budget

CITY ISLAND – Florida’s beaches and red tide research are among the beneficiaries of the nearly $89 billion state fiscal year 2018-19 budget that...
Hunter Brasington

Generation next

A cool wind ruffled the waters of the Manatee River and clouds scudded overhead as we left the relative calm of Warner’s Bayou and...
Turtle map

Turtles, birds, need our help

CORTEZ – Everyone who visits the beach can help sea turtles and shorebirds, Suzi Fox, director of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird...
manatee decal

Manatee speed zones effective April 1

Seasonal manatee boating speed zones go into effect April 1. Intended to protect the state’s official marine mammal, which is a threatened species, the zones...
Jamie Allen

Fishing with Captain Jamie Allen

When I asked Capt. Jamie Allen to describe his profession, he didn’t hesitate. “I truly believe I have the best job in the world. Not...
Hands Across the Sand oil protest

Oil drilling proposal may be headed for ballot

Updated March 27, 2018 The Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) has selected 25 of 36 proposals, including Proposal 91, to send to its Style and...
Hunter Parrish

Fishing against the odds

Every angler longs for the day when conditions are textbook.  After all, fishing is hard enough without having to deal with extremes of weather....
Skiers Island

Sarasota Bay Watch leads island clean up

This past Saturday morning dawned bright and clear, a perfect day for fishing or any number of other outdoor activities. On this particular morning,...
Twin Piers

Beach issues bridge AMI, LBK

BRADENTON – Longboat Key and Manatee County officials plan to talk more frequently about issues affecting the islands on both sides of Longboat Pass...
NEST

NEST open for learning, enjoyment

BRADENTON – Birds twittered right on cue as Charlie Hunsicker welcomed hundreds of people to the grand opening of the NEST at Robinson Preserve...